Cook Inlet Energy fined over well pressure at Osprey platform

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:33

Cook Inlet Energy has received fines totaling $50,000 from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) — $25,000 for failing to test a new injection well from its Osprey oil platform and another $25,000 for failing to notify AOGCC when that well later showed “significant pressure anomalies,” according to AOGCC’s Monday order issuing the fines.

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:34

Amber Harrison had few expectations when she laid down her yoga mat at the Palmer Fairgrounds last year. She came all the way to the Matsu Valley to try something she had seen only seen on the internet: goat yoga.

Alaska Communications progressing through Kenai Peninsula broadband wireless project

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:21

Statewide telephone and internet service provider Alaska Communications plans to begin offering wireless broadband internet to some rural areas of the western Kenai Peninsula in late 2019, company representatives told the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.

Central Peninsula Hospital to have new birthing and cardiac facilities

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:38

Babies born on the central Kenai Peninsula soon after November 2019 may be the first to enter the world in a new birth center that Central Peninsula Hospital (CPH) plans to have operational by that date. The enlarged obstetrics unit will be on the second floor of a new hospital addition and a new facility for heart treatments will sit beneath it.

AGDC selects shortest, least expensive Spur Highway option

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:45

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation announced Wednesday its chosen route for moving the Kenai Spur Highway around the natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal it plans to build in Nikiski. The choice — which AGDC calls the “west LNG route” — is a shortened and less expensive version of a route the state-owned corporation had previously considered.

Walking to remember: Heritage Place residents raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:23

A drizzle may have shortened a scheduled mile-and-a-half trek through the streets of Soldotna Thursday, but participants in the Longest Day Walk ’n’ Roll event didn’t let the weather rain on their parade.

Peninsula sees few wildfires as season passes halfway mark

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:33

With Alaska’s wildfire season half over and cool, wet conditions in the forecast, the Kenai Peninsula has yet to see a major blaze. There’s no guarantee that it’s out of the woods just yet, though.

Soldotna student awarded national science and technology opportunity

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:11

Aspiring robotics engineer Mika Thompson-Brassfield believes the power of robotics could do a lot of good for a lot of people — and for her wheelchair-bound dog.

Nikiski man accused of threatening woman with axe

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:30

A Nikiski man was arrested for assault after the alleged victim sent a plea for help to the Alaska State Troopers Facebook page.

Tao L. Yancey, 39, allegedly smashed a woman’s phone with an axe, punched her and threatened to “cut off her head...

Drift River dismantling may start in early 2019

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:16

With oil expected to begin flowing in September through a reconfigured pipeline system connecting fields on the west side of Cook Inlet to the Andeavor Refinery on the east, Hilcorp’s Drift River Oil Terminal — from which oil is presently carried across the inlet by tanker — may start being dismantled in early 2019.